Maryland Athlete Talks Duke

When he arrived on campus to participate in the summer drills, Zack Fetters knew a little of Duke and liked the program well enough. After spending a few hours working with the coaches and touring the campus, however, his feelings have changed.

"It was a great day overall," said Gaithersburg (Md.) High's Zack Fetters. "I had a great time working with their coaching staff and I came away a better football player. The highlights of the day were the positional drills. I have some good drills to take away to work on my technique thanks to the Duke coaches."

Having already earned varying level of interests from schools in the Northeastern portion of the country, Fetters admitted he wasn't sure what to expect when he arrived in Durham. Now, however, he feels he has a good grasp on just what the Blue Devils are all about.

"Before the camp I liked Duke and wanted to see that campus. They were probably in my top 10 list of schools. After the camp and after being able to see Duke, they are definitely in my top five. I love the school. The campus is beautiful and the football program is dedicated toward its goals, which is important."

While at camp Fetters ran a 4.7 forty time - something he wasn't impressed with, but he did feel he redeemed himself in the position drills.

"I could have been faster on the track, but overall I think i did well in the positional drills and then in the one-on-one settings."

Prior to getting on the field, Fetters did have a chance to speak with his recruiting coach and the positional coach he'd work with should a Duke offer materialize.

"Right now I don't have an offer, but the coaches said they are looking to offer wide receivers and defensive backs. I've had a lot of contact with my recruiting coach, Coach Roper. I also had a chance to talk to and work out for Coach Knowles in the defensive back position drills."

In addition to his time in Durham, Fetters will camp with several Ivy League schools as well as Maryland and Navy. He has also received "heavy" interest from both Navy and Army along with James Madison, Marshall, Ohio, and Villanova.

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